I've filled a change of venue when I should have filled a change of jurisdiction since all the prior preceedings were in Syracuse, New York, and I want to move custody and support from Syracuse, NY to Fairfax, VA. Syracuse, NY is prejustice due to the fact my ex-husband's wife is the assistant to a Judge in the same court house, and they hide money in the support hearings-I have paperwork supporting it. I've been advice that I can bring it into another court house in New York but I've lived in Fairfax county for almost 5 years, and I've written to the higher courts, and know I won't get a fair hearing. I was advised that I can get the support hearing in Fairfax (Virginia) but I can't find the law.
Divorce / Separation Lawyer
Jurisdiction of support is governed by the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA), which is incorporated by most states, including Virginia. The jurisdiction where support will be heard is determined by where the parties and the minor child live.
Jurisdiction over custody matters is governed by the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act, which is also incorporated in Virginia and relies on the residence of the parents and the minor child to detemine which state has juridiction.
If you have a question as to whether New York still has jurisdiction, you should consult with an attorney.